KC Ballet: Remove Yellowface from the Nutcracker

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Tracey Hughes
Nov 1, 2019
Yellow face is not necessary. IT. IS. NOT. NECESSARY.

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Jahna Riley
Oct 31, 2019
I am excited to make the Nutcracker a family tradition for my little one, but not with this scene that is racist and dehumanizing.

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Lisa Benson-Cooper
Oct 31, 2019
The dehumanization and characterization of Asians is paralyzing and a perfect example of institutional racism.

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Eric Williams
Oct 30, 2019
It’s about time to get past this...

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Michelle Wimes
Oct 30, 2019
"In the same way that Blackface is limiting and degrading to African Americans, continuing to present an 19th century view of Asians does not allow for character nuance for Asian American dancers today."
"It’s time for us to replace caricature with character; it's time for Yellowface in ballet to take a Final Bow!"